The week begins with the Moon combining with Neptune in Pisces, on Monday. This aspect may make it rather difficult to engage with the week’s practicalities and instead see us preferring to surf any good times we enjoyed over the weekend. However, this week will soon wake us up with the influential Pluto set to hold sway in its opposition with the Sun in the first half of the week and with Mars towards the latter part. Pluto is the planet of truth and transformation and power. Located as it is in the sign of Capricorn it tends to be much more authoritarian and traditional in its impact. It is also a Cardinal sign therefore one which is very much to do with leadership and influence.
Yet with the Sun and Mars both in Cancer, also a Cardinal sign but ruled by the rather watery and sensitive energies of the Moon this points towards the potential for emotional conflicts and tensions. Therefore we may all encounter someone this week here you it can feel is more forceful than is necessary or makes demands upon us manifested through a desire to hold some kind of extra control over us.
However, we need to be realistic and honest in that this energy is not just going to be coming in towards us it is an energy we can manifest ourselves. This week can therefore see us more usually frustrated and impatient with any lack of progress. Mars in particular in Cancer can see us much more reactive and defensive. Fortunately, in the first half of the week Mercury retains a location in the sign of Gemini which can help us to be more logical and help us to deal with the overwhelming energies which can pulsate around the heavens this week.
On Wednesday there is a Quarter Moon in Aries. This will serve to increase the potential for impatience and battles of will. Mercury itself moves into Cancer on Thursday and although not its best location it does forge a helpful link with Neptune in the second half of the week. This asks us to combine flair and imagination with trying to achieve solid foundations.
All through the week Venus also forges a continuing and gorgeous link with Jupiter in Leo. This combination will provide some levitation from the other energies which are more conflicting. It is therefore going to be important to do some lighter more playful things to create diversions. But generally this is a week which can prove to be rather challenging at times.